The essential scraper for dummies
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 13, 2018

The essential scraper for dummies

Score 3 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Import.io

I primarily used import.io as a means to refresh feeds used for digital marketing within Google adwords in addition to similar digital strategy. It is essentially a scraper that can be set up within minutes without the need to learn or maintain code of any kind. It was initially free with a desktop application.
  • Scrapes specific parts of webpages
  • Crawls pages and scrapes based on patterns you specify via examples
  • Very effective and accurate when it comes to scraping data of large URL lists
  • Pricing needs to be addressed immediately , this use to be free and so helpful
  • A desktop application needs to be reintroduced since it recently went all cloud based
  • Additional scraping features would be nice to see when compared to other open source competitors
  • Reduced time spent manually scraping data
  • Allowed my teams to become more proactive rather than reactive
  • Allowed us to expand our digital marketing capabilities on an older website
  • portia, agenty, extracty and webscraper.io
There are pros and cons to import.io the strongest being that it is extremely easy to set up and use as there are wizards and guides built in to hold your hand throughout the process but at the same token it does not have all the full-featured bells and whistles you may need for your scrape on a more advanced level.
Import.io excels greatly at being able to execute a scraping campaign for your needs within only a few minutes. It is appropriate if you need to be able to scrape data of a large or small scale on a daily basis. Once you've created a scraping crawler you can just execute it and come back after lunch to enjoy your data without second guessing the accuracy of it.